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Prosecutors seek 27-year sentence in child porn case

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Federal prosecutors will ask for a 27-year prison sentence for a Worcester man who authorities say had a dungeon in his basement and chatted online with other men about their mutual desire to abduct, kill, and eat children. Geoffrey Portway of Worcester pleaded guilty in April to solicitation to commit a crime of violence and to possession and distribution of child pornography. Under a plea agreement, prosecutors and Portway’s lawyer agreed to a sentencing range of 18 years to a little over 27 years. In a sentencing memo filed Tuesday, prosecutors asked for the highest sentence, arguing that chats recovered from Portway’s computer show he solicited several people for help in abducting a child with the intent of raping, killing, and eating the child.

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